There is no doubt that every business wants to protect their company and client base from data loss and inefficiencies. However, many companies do not have the staff or budget to implement proper disaster recovery plans. Yet, by considering Cloud-based disaster recovery plans, business owners might not realize that it can become much more reliable and cost-efficient. Below we will examine the top reasons for considering a cloud-based disaster recovery plan.
No one can deny the prevalence of cloud computing in the IT world today. As technology grows ever more complicated, the amount of things which can go wrong increases. Keeping infrastructure localized and simplicity of use optimized means less downtime and maintenance, and therefore higher consistency. Digital technology is changing and it is becoming more and more important to adopt ways that increase time and cost efficiency. Furthermore, with reports indicating that mobile usage is consistently growing, the benefits of cloud computing for businesses become clear.
Cloud computing has different layered elements that start from storage and include the infrastructure, application, and network layers. In order to comprehend how the whole paradigm works, we need to first understand the different models to see whether the cloud was outsourced, made internally, or was a combination of both.
We have already covered the public vs. private cloud debate, but you may still not have been able to arrive at a definitive verdict (the cost of being completely unbiased). However, let’s not forget how we established that each has its own offering. While private is more secure, public is more cost-effective. That said, let’s not assume that public cloud is an utterly insecure and unsafe option. There are many ways in which public cloud can be made more secure, and that’s the topic of discussion this week.
While public cloud may not be innately secure enough, there are third-party tools that can help provide you peace of mind. Besides which we, as experts, always recommend the thorough reading of your service agreement in order to get a better understanding of the level of security the provider is offering and whether or not it meets your requirements and expectations.
You are probably aware of the term BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), a term that clearly denotes the changing enterprise landscape. Technology, as we can see, has not only changed customer behavior but also the way employees work in and contribute to an organization. BYOD is not a trend, it is in fact a whole new way of business operation. It has become a norm as it provides both employees and employers with plenty of benefits to enjoy.
BYOD policies mean you allow your employees to work more comfortably using devices they are more familiar with. While it definitely means better productivity and mobility, it has its own set of concerns. And when you mix it all up with public cloud – they say it’s the perfect recipe for disaster.
Virtualization is a broad and often misunderstood term, not just in business but in the IT circle itself. Since many businesses struggle to understand what it can offer, it can be difficult to understand the benefits. However, if understood and implemented properly, it can offer an array of benefits, even to small and midsized businesses.
In order to abate this confusion, we will first discuss the essence of virtualization, then we will outline the positive effects that its implementation would have on your business.